The Farhang Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive hosted the 2019 UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema at the Hammer Museum, during which Tehran: City of Love by Ali Jaberansari premiered for a sold-out show.

The festival featured 17 feature and short films from Iran and the diaspora, including comedies, dramas, and documentaries. Also featured were two pre-revolution Iranian New Wave directors Forough Farrokhzad and Ebrahim Golestan.


Tehran: City of Love

Director: Ali Jaberansari

Tariki (Umbra)

Director: Saeed Jafarian

Sly (Marmouz)

Director: Kamal Tabrizi

Hendi and Hormoz (Hendi va Hormoz)

Director: Abbas Amini


Director/Screenwriter: Behzad Azadi

Sunset Truck (Yek Camion Ghoroob)

Director: Abolfazl Saffary

Before Summer Ends

Director: Maryam Goormaghtigh

Scent of Geranium

Director: Naghmeh Farzaneh

Sheeple (Maghz-haye Koochak Zang-Zadeh)

Director/Screenwriter: Hooman Seyedi

Turquoise (Firouzeh)

Director: Roozbeh Misaghi

Ali Aqa

Director: Kamran Heidari


Director: Azadeh Bizargiti

Bomb, a Love Story (Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh)

Director/Screenwriter: Payman Maadi

Ill Fate

Director: Sahar Khoshnam

The House Is Black (Khaneh siah ast)

Director: Forough Farrokhzad

Brick and Mirror (Khesht va Ayeneh)

Director/Screenwriter: Ebrahim Golestan

Dawn of the Cold Season

Director: Sussan Deyhim